Amtrak's Dismal On-Time Performance

July marks the fourth consecutive month of declining on-time performance. One Amtrak train arrives 35 hours late to El Paso.
August 14, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Amtrak trains in various parts of the country have been running later this year, but the most severe delays have been in the Western U.S., including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight and Sunset Limited trains. The Sunset Limited, which runs between Orlando, Fla., and Los Angeles, hasn't been on time once during the past five months. Last month, the train, which is supposed to complete its route in 68 hours, routinely ran six to 10 hours late. Amtrak terminated one westbound trip in El Paso, Texas, when the Sunset arrived there 35 hours late -- it was forced to bus and fly the passengers between El Paso and points West."

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Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in Wall St. Journal
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